A long time ago, mankind learned that by teaming up with others, he could tackle any task with greater success. Thus, villages and towns were formed – together, men could provide a safer and more stable life for themselves and their families.

The principle of trade unionism is much the same. A Union, a group of dedicated men and women striving toward the same goals, provides security and dignity for all members. The voices of many are louder than the voice of an individual. The United Association speaks for its members, working to achieve job security, health and welfare benefits, a living wage, a safe working environment, and a comfortable pension. When you join a union, you are joining a democracy. Each member has the opportunity to voice his concerns and suggestions, working for a better life for all.

The Indiana State Pipe Trades is a part of the United Association and its local unions work to provide members a fair wage and safe working conditions, process grievances, and protect members from unjust and injurious competition. All local unions have training facilities, health and welfare plans, and pension plans. We provide training for both apprentices and journeymen, making UA craftsmen the very best.

If you are working in any industry allied to the plumbing and pipefitting trade it is important to your future to become a member of the United Association. Join with the thousands of Indiana craftsmen who have united to build a secure, prosperous future for themselves and their families.

Understand the Right-to-Work Legislation & What it Means for Workers

All unions were born of necessity. During the Industrial Revolution, working men and women were treated very unfairly. It was standard practice for employers to demand that their employees work ten-hours a day, seven days a week, in oppressive conditions. There were no vacations, no sick leave, no workmen’s compensation, no pensions, and no health and safety laws. Working men and women had nothing to look forward to –– their lives were spent working, and they worked until they died.

Many Corporations, Business Owners and Legislators are pushing to return us all to that time. Now, more than ever workers need to band together.  The voices of many are louder than the voice of an individual. The United Association and the Indiana State Pipe Trades speaks for its members, working to achieve job security, health and welfare benefits, a living wage, a safe working environment, and a comfortable pension.

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